Westtown School is located near West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is just west of Philadelphia, and just north of Wilmington, Delaware. The region offers a host of educational and cultural resources, and much in the way of entertainment.
West Chester, PA
The nearby Borough of West Chester offers shopping, restaurants and events with a small town feel. West Chester is also home to West Chester University, QVC Studio Park, and the American Helicopter Museum.
The world’s premier horticultural display garden is less than 30 minutes from Westtown. Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont and offers 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children’s programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays.
Brandywine River Museum
Exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.
Less than an hour from Westtown, Philadelphia is one of America's largest cities, with museums, cultural events, professional sports, theater and entertainment venues.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: One of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
National Constitution Center in Philadelphia: It’s only four pages long, but the U.S. Constitution is among the world’s most influential documents. The 160,000-square-foot National Constitution Center explores and explains this amazing document through high-tech exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays.
Lancaster County, PA
Less than an hour to the west, Lancaster County is known for its' Amish population, but also offers a wide variety of theatrical experiences, antique and outlet shopping.
Less than a half-hour from Westtown, Wilmington offers world-renowned museums and cultural attractions, sumptuous public gardens, and a variety of festivals www.visitwilmingtonde.com.
Winterthur Museums and Gardens
Winterthur is a country estate in the heart of Delaware's Brandywine Valley. Winterthur offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, and programs for all ages to enjoy. The museum has a magnificent collection of American antiques celebrating the best in style and craftsmanship, as well as a 60-acre garden and surrounding landscape of woodlands, waterways, and rolling meadows. Their nationally renowned research library is a center for the study of American art and material culture.
Of all the places associated with the American War for Independence, perhaps none has come to symbolize perseverance and sacrifice more than Valley Forge. Valley Forge National Historical Park is less than an hour from Westtown.